Ellie Goulding was waiting for the right moment. The “Love Me Like You Do” singer announced that she was expecting a baby last month, 30 weeks pregnant.
As she shares in a new interview with The TelegraphBetween her many projects and the coronavirus pandemic, it didn’t seem like the right time to announce her pregnancy before her.
“She needed time to figure it out,” Goulding said, noting that “it still feels strange” to say that she will soon be a mom. “Last year I released an album [Brightest Blue] and I finished writing a book [Calmer, Fitter Stronger]. “
“Then after living in a confinement, walking around in my husband’s big coats to hide my belly and living in different places in Oxfordshire and London, we moved to a new house,” she continued. “Our house. It seemed like we had these right roots and it was the right time to say something. I had also just bought a new bathroom that I was very proud to show off in the pictures!”
Goulding married art dealer Caspar Jopling in August 2019, but said The Telegraph that she hadn’t considered parenting before discovering she was pregnant last year.
“I needed that space to process what was happening,” he reasoned. “I have always defined myself as a touring musician. That is who I am and what I do. Being a mother was not in my state of mind, I never felt that a woman had to be defined by motherhood.”
“I was so surprised how happy everyone has been for me, it has been incredible to have all this positivity,” he shared. “I feel part of a larger community and in the last few months I have come to realize why pregnant women want to talk to other pregnant women, because they are all the little tips, concerns and stages that you want to hear about.”
The singer has also turned to famous friends like Katy Perry and Princess Eugenie for advice on all things motherhood. Eugenie, who met Goulding at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011 and actually introduced Jopling to the singer, gave birth to her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank in February.
“She has been a great friend throughout all of this,” Goulding said of Eugenie.
“We have talked a lot about pregnancy and she has been inspiring because she takes it easy,” he added. “Katy [Perry] It has also been great, and my manager has gone through her pregnancy with me, along with our families and friends from home who have had babies. It just brings everyone closer. ”
As Goulding mentioned, your little one will be here in a matter of weeks … and then accompanying her on tour in October.
“Women make it work, I’m sure I can make it work,” she said. “The team around me is completely female, which helps tremendously. Caspar will work as a freelancer from home for the first few months, so it will be just us and the baby and take everything as it comes.”
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